A simple guide on how to make limoncello overnight! This is the perfect post-dinner sip or as a gift for others!
Why you'll love it
Traditionally, limoncello can take weeks to make. This version, thanks to Infuse by Eric Prum and Josh Williams, allows you to make a small batch overnight.
It is simple, easy, and makes a great after dinner sip, or as a nice gift.
You only need a few ingredients to make this which only makes this even more amazing
What is limoncello
It is a bright lemon liqueur that is primarily made around the Amalfi coast and surrounding areas.
Usually, it is made by steeping lemon peels in a neutral spirit and sweetened with simple syrup.
Traditionally, it is served chilled as an after dinner digestivo, but is also a great ingredient in desserts, like this cherry and limoncello granita, and cocktails.
You only need a couple of ingredients to make an overnight limoncello.
- Vodka - This is our base. We need a strong, neutral flavored alcohol to infuse the lemon flavor.
- Lemons - The basis of the drink is lemons as it was created in southern Italy where lemon trees grow in abundance. Use your favorite type of lemon.
- Simple syrup - To balance out the lemon, you need simple syrup.
How to make
It is surprisingly simple to make this homemade limoncello. According to the book, the trick is a high lemon to alcohol ratio.
- Add everything to a large jar you can give an airtight seal.
- Shake until everything is well combined.
- Store at room temperature for 12 hours.
- Strain out the lemon.
Absolutely you can double or triple the recipe.
Yes! I actually recommend letting it infuse for 24 hours just to make sure you get the best flavor.
You could squeeze the juice from the lemon slices if you wanted. Sometimes I add it back into the limoncello even though it is not traditional.
How to Make Limoncello
- 2 lemons deseeded
- 10 oz vodka
- 10 oz simple syrup
- Thinly slice your lemons into rounds.
- Pour the vodka, simple syrup, and lemons into a large mason jar, or airtight container and shake. Leave it alone to allow the lemons to infuse for about 12 hours at room temperature.
- Strain out the lemons from the mixture into an airtight container.